Art journal, Design Team, Mixed Media Tutorial

Make it Happen – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Hello lovelies!!
A pretty journal page today, playing around in my medium size, Art by Marlene 3.0 journal.

Began with a new stencil, for me, by The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW812 – Coronet Wreath. I sponged half crescents up the page in a variety of blues. It created a really pretty, but simple background for the page

Next, I used a variety of Art by Marlene products that you can get from Lulu Art Store. Collage papers, die cut books, stampBM20 – ‘feathers’ , ‘whimsy & bright’ watercolor set and also one of Marlene’s newer stamp set designs from her 3.0 collection – ‘Bohemian Flowers’

The video takes you through how I set up and created the page. I really enjoyed how it turned out… bright and cheery! I also loved that I got to use my sewing machine on this page, just a little. This is one of the benefits of a loose paged art journal like Art by Marlene offers… so great to be able to pull a page out and sew. A few loose threads here and there are always so pretty!

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Full list of supplies used follows this blog post

Enjoy watching the video… captions explain along the way what I did.

Have fun and hope you give this journal page a try.
Enjoy!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic – turquoise, ocean, night & mineral
Art by Marlene
– 3.0 medium size journal
– Bohemian Flowers stamp set
– Feathers stamp – STAMPBM20
– Collage paper
– ‘whimsy & bright’ watercolor set
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW812 – Coronet Wreath
Ranger – Archival Ink pad – jumbo black
clear glue
double sided foam tape
double sided tape
sponge it sponges
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology -‘ small talk’ stickers

Art journal, Colour Me Positive, Design Team, Mixed Media Tutorial, Tim Holtz Supplies

Live Gently – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

20190519_162636.jpgHello once again Lulu Art peeps!

The video this week is the third and last in a series of three.

They all used Dina Wakley new release products. The new 6×6 white journal along with the pastel colours in the heavy body acrylic especially but also the wonderful ‘Branches’ stencil & mask set (LOVE this one!!)

All three of these pages were done in the one sitting.

This is how I would usually work, flipping between pages, using pages as palettes and then those same palette pages as backgrounds as I move along. I hardly ever have a plan to begin ( aside from what products I will begin using) and I basically just create problems with the paint and then try and reconcile those problems to some kind of solution.

On this day, this particular page was the first that I created. It is short, sweet & simple in its solution. I hope you enjoy the video.

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post
Enjoy!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – white journal 6×6
– heavy body acrylic paint – PASTELS
– heavy body acrylic paint – BRIGHTS
– Branches stencil & mask set
 – Scribble Sticks – SET 1
Liquitex – white gesso
Sponge It sponges
Prismacolor pencils
Tim Holtz – Small talk stickers

Art journal, Colour Me Positive, Design Team, Lulu Art Store, Mixed Media Tutorial

Through the Leaves – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

20190519_163844-2.jpgHello Lulu Art peeps!

Dani here again…were you expecting Kate?

She is having a blast, on holidays in Canada, so I am here for another video. Today’s page follows directly on from my last video… using my palette paper. You have probably seen that I use a large journal under all my small ones as a palette? This makes it so easy to begin a new background and use all that left over paint. Lulu Art has a 10″ x 14″ Dina Wakley Media Journal that would be prefect size for this!!DW-352284-2I am using Dina’s new 2019 range. Pastel paints and scribble sticks – set 3, along with the ‘Branches’ mask and stencils.

Again, I am mixing all the new range with the older ranges. They are perfectly matched to do this and the new sets add so much tonal depth to the page – I am really loving all these new additions.

I also grab one of Dina’s collage tissue faces to use as a focal point

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Full list of supplies used follows the blog post. Instructional captions are throughout the video.

Enjoy watching!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic paint – PASTELS
– heavy body acrylic paint – BRIGHTS
– Branches – stencil & mask (coming soon)
Scribble Sticks – SET 2 & PASTEL set 3 (NEW)
 – collage tissue paper – Faces
Liquitex – white gesso
– matte medium
Sponge It sponges
Prismacolor pencils

Art journal, Colour Me Positive, Design Team, Lulu Art Store, Mixed Media Tutorial, Tim Holtz Supplies

Simple Beauty – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Hello again Lulu Art!
Have you taken a look at the New Dina Wakley products that Kylie has in store yet?… seriously AMAZING!

So I thought I would have a play

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The new square 6×6 watercolour journal and the new pastel paint range are both so easy to use with the existing bright heavy body acrylic range… I started the page with one of Dina’s stencils called ‘Wallpaper’

Next, I cracked open a favourite… the Collage Collective collage book….

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If you love Dina’s work, you will not be disappointed with this journal fodder. Be warned though…the only thing you may have trouble with is actually cutting it up, as this collage book is beautiful just as it is!! – (I had to have one for keeps and one for using with this one!! )

Hope you have fun having a quick flick through during the video!
Full list of supplies used follows the blog

Enjoy watching!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – white journal 6×6
– heavy body acrylic paint – PASTELS
– heavy body acrylic paint – BRIGHTS
– Wallpaper stencil
– Scribble Sticks – SET 1 & SET 2
– also PASTEL set (NEW)
– COLLAGE COLLECTIVE collage paper
Liquitex – white gesso
– matte medium
Sponge It sponges
Tim Holtz – Small talk stickers

Art journal, Design Team, Lulu Art Store, Mixed Media Tutorial, Tim Holtz Supplies

Flower Girl – Mixed Media Art Journal page

IMG_20190425_213052 (1)Always great to be back at Lulu Art! I hope everyone has been able to find some arty time in the last month?

Today I wanted to showcase Kylie’s fabulous face stencils from Artistcellar. I chose the 3/4 face ‘JOY’ for this small art journal page. These face stencils make journaling faces so quick and easy… more time for journaling and less time for stessing about face math and getting my proportions correct. Kylie has done almost all the work for you… yay!

I am also using some of StudioLight’s, Art by Marlene Signature Collection 3.0 in this video aswell… the texture plate and the HANDY size small journal. This collection will be coming to Lulu Art very soon… so keep your eye out for all the new goodies!

But that is not all… Darkroom Door’s great polka dot stencil, Dina Wakley Media – new colours and Prismacolor pencils get a work out as well.

So I hope you enjoy watching what I get up to this month.

Full list of all the supplies will follow this post.

Have fun watching!

Enjoy!

Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Kylie Fowler Face Stencils – ARTISTCELLAR – Joy (3/4 face)
Dina Wakley Media
– Pastel (heather & carnation) and regular heavy body acrylic paints
StudioLight – Art by Marlene Signature Collection 3.0
– Floral texture plate
– small HANDY size journal
Darkroom Door – polka dot stencil
Sharpie white water-based paint pen
Prismacolor pencils
Liquitex gesso – white
Art sponges
Water soluble oil pastels – Neocolor2 or Portfolio
Tim Holtz – small talk sentiment stickers
Speedball brayer
Ceramcoat – Santa’s flesh acrylic craft paint

Art journal, Colour Me Positive, Lulu Art Store, Mixed Media Tutorial

Believe – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Wow! April is almost here… 2019 is flying by! Makes the time that I spend creating all the more precious.

I had super fun this month, really enjoying the end results of my page.

I started with Dina Wakley Media – wallpaper – stencil in fuschia on a tangerine background. I then collaged a fab napkin that I had found with gold foil spots.

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Next, I had a play with some texture paste flowers through an Art by Marlene stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW691 – Songful Flowers

Once I had those done… the Christine Adolph flower stamps by Prima just took over!

PR-364406-2Hope you enjoy how my page turned out as much as I did.

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post

Enjoy watching!

Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic paint
tangerine, fuschia, turquoise & blackberry
 – stencil – wallpaper
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW691 – Songful Flowers – designed by Art by Marlene
Prima Rubber Stamps – Christine Adolph – Daisy Trio & Joyful Garden
Studio Light & Art by Marlene – ‘bold & bright’ watercolor set
Kuretake Gabsai Tambi calligraphy paint – Starry colours
Lyra 3-in-1 oil pastel- turquoise
napkin with gold foil spots
gold leaf would also be fine
Ranger Archival ink pads in lilac & black
Tim Holtz – small talk stickers
black fineliner

Art journal, Design Team, Mixed Media Tutorial

How to Use Dina Wakley Pouring Medium and Cell Creator

Well hello Lulu Art fans, today I’m going to play with something new, Dina Wakley Pouring Medium – it’s fun and a little scary and my friend Kylie who owns Lulu Art, thinks I’m about to make a huge mess, she might just be right (though I hope not)!

The product information says…….
Use Dina Wakley Media Pouring Medium to achieve colorful poured sheets, puddles, marble, and flow effects when mixed with Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints. Pouring Medium is non-crackling and dries to a satin finish without holding bubbles and allows you to write, stamp, and draw on your pours. Dina Wakley Media Cell Creator changes the density of your paint mixtures to create isolated variations in the colors, commonly referred to as “cells” in pours. Pour over various surfaces such as Media Board, journal pages, wood panels, canvas, and more. Available in 8 oz Pouring Medium, 1 oz Cell Creator, and 4 oz Pouring Medium and .5 oz Cell Creator set.

But what is it?

Pouring Medium is an acrylic medium that you mix with Dina Wakley acrylic paint (or any acrylic paint really). This mixture becomes a pourable, fluid paint that you play with to create interesting effects. To help you create cells in your pours, we also created Cell Creator.  Just a few drops in your pour mixtures creates serious MAGIC!

So how do you use Pouring Medium and Cell Creator?

  1. Start by adding a little Dina Wakley paint into a small mixing bowl or cup – use a different bowl for each color.  I think perhaps limit the colors to 5-7 different colors to begin – just so you don’t make a really big mess!
  2. Add the Dina Wakley Pouring medium to each cup, a good ratio to use is 1 part paint to 4 parts pouring medium
  3. Stir gently with a spoon or paddle pop stick
  4. Add 1 drop of the Cell creator to some of the paint mixes for larger cells, or add more for smaller cells, you can try adding more to one color of paint and see what happens
  5. Tip each paint mixture over your surface – one after another
    OR for a DIRTY POUR tip all of the paint into one bowl or cup and quickly upend this over your surface
  6. Tilt the surface or encourage the paint to move across the surface using a brush or paddle pop stick to create interesting patterns and effects
  7. Once happy with your design leave it to dry.  Drying time depends on your climate, more humidity means a longer drying time – give it at least 24 hours.

For my mixed media journal cover, I also created a little combination of Lindy’s Magicals mixed with water and Pouring medium and added this to the mix (next time I would NOT add any water to this as it made it too runny) and I also added some glitter – again I wouldn’t add this to a colored pour as it got lost – looked way better sprinkled over the top.

To finish off the journal cover I’ve added stamped images and then embellished with paint pens and stenciled images and a few paint drips – keeping it simple!

 

I’ve created a video so you can watch my little experiment and see how I finished off my journal cover just in case you might like to try something similar.

Tips

  • The pouring medium dries to a satin finish, though depending on the acrylic paint you’ve used it can turn out quite matt.
  • The fresher your Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints are, the more easily they will mix into the pouring medium. Either way, just keep mixing until your pouring mixture looks consistent – you’ve got lumps, keep stirring!
  • What can you pour on? Well, almost anything including plywood board, canvas, paper, wood, plastic, glass, metal, cardboard, and even aluminum foil!
  • Not sure what to use your pour for?  Think about canvas, book covers, collage papers, backgrounds, journals, and because the surface is matt you can paint over them or even draw on top!

I hope my little experiment inspires you to have a play with this for yourself, I promise the most nerve-wracking part is lifting the cup!

 SUPPLIES

So grab some of the Dina Wakley Pouring Medium and see what you can create!

oxoxo

Kate